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Apr
23

Computers for Beginners/The Basics – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

A computer is an electronic device that accepts data as input, processes data into information, stores information for future uses, and outputs the information whenever it is needed.

Brief History[edit]

A large computer used in the 1940s.

Computers, by a wider definition, have been around for thousands of years. One of the earliest computers was the abacus, series of beads arranged on metal rods. Beads could be slid back and forth to operate on numbers. This was a very rudimentary device and is not commonly thought of as a computer in modern times. Our idea of computers involves electricity and electronics.

Electricity makes computers much more efficient. The first computers used an incredible amount of electricity, which changed voltages in vacuum tubes to operate the computer. These computers were given instructions using punch cards, and were behemoths, taking up entire floors of buildings. Only the more privileged

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Apr
10

Computer Organisation – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Computer Architecture[edit]

2.1.1 Outline the architecture of the central processing unit (CPU) and the functions of the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and the control unit (CU) and the registers within the CPU.

A major defining point in the history of computing was the realisation in 1944–1945 that data and instructions to manipulate data were logically the same and could be stored in the same place. The computer design built upon this principle, which became known as the von Neumann Architecture, is still the basis for computer today. Although the name honours John von Neumann, a brilliant mathematician who worked on the construction of the atomic bomb, the idea probably originated with J. Presper Echkert and John Mauchly, two other early pioneers who worked on the ENIAC at the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania during the same time period.

von Neumann Architecture[edit]

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Apr
6

I want a gadget that does this: Open Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review


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Trevor Carpenter wrote:

When I am shooting macros on a flat surface I would like a tool like this to assist me. I want something that starts as a flat pane B-C or A2 to C but very easily moves to be A to C with a number of incremental steps en-route. The camera will sit on the A to C plane preferably supported at the C/bottom end. I currently achieve the same purpose with some balancing of objects but nothing I use easily moves from the lower to the upper plane . If i am shooting, insects sudden movement is not a good thing. I feel there must be a commonly used object or a specialised item that will do this for me but I can’t think of anything. Any ideas.

For tabletop close-ups, I’ve

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Apr
2

the Open Broadband Speed Test

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How does the test work?

The Internet Health Test runs a few short speed tests to several measurement servers on different networks to compare how your broadband connection performance varies to different parts of the Internet. These tests shouldn’t take too long and do not collect personal information from your browser.

Want to Learn More or Report Issues?

Please reach out to the Internet Health

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Apr
2

Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative

Today the future of internet begins – and open source is ready
Companies world-wide start to embrace the new standard for communication on the internet; the Internet Protocol version 6 – also known as IPv6. IPv6 will at some point replace existing IPv4 which have been used to transport our data through the internet for more than 30 years.



The main reason to switch is that IPv4 only allows around 4 billion internet addresses. In order for one device to communicate with another on the internet each of them has to have a unique internet address (IP address). With the number of devices currently on the market – computers, smartphones, smart tvs and set-top boxes – we are already out of addresses. However, clever manipulation allows some devices to share IP addresses with other devices, but this is not an ideal situation. The sharing of addresses makes it

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Mar
31

7 Ways to Open Computer Management in Windows 10

The article introduces seven methods to open Computer Management on Windows 10 computer for your option.

Video guide on how to open Computer Management in Windows 10:

7 ways to open Computer Management in Windows 10:

Way 1: Open it in the Start Menu.

Click the lower-left Start button to open the menu, type compmgmt.msc in the blank box and tap compmgmt.

Way 2: Turn on Computer Management in the Quick Access Menu.

Right-tap the bottom-left corner, or press Windows+X to open the menu, and then choose Computer Management on it.

Way 3: Open Computer Management by means of This PC.

Tap the File Explorer icon on taskbar, select Desktop, right-click This PC and choose Manage in the context menu.

Way 4: Open it by Run.

Open Run with Windows+R hotkeys, type compmgmt.msc and tap OK.

Way 5: Access Computer Management from the Search bar.

Step 1

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Mar
31

Open gadget file

The gadget file extension is associated with Windows sidebar gadgets.

Gadgets are mini applications that can give you information and provide you with access to frequently used tools. Windows Sidebar helps you to organize your gadgets.

Windows Sidebar is a panel on the side of the Microsoft Windows Vista desktop where you can keep your gadgets organized and always available. You can customize Windows Sidebar to suit your preferred location—always on top or resting below maximized windows. Windows Sidebar is all about personalizing your own personal desktop.

Gadgets

Gadgets are mini programs with a variety of possible uses. They can connect to web services and deliver business data, weather information, news updates, traffic maps, Internet radio streams, or even slide shows of online photo albums. Gadgets can also integrate with other programs to provide streamlined interaction.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 comes with an essential set of gadgets to

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Mar
31

GADGET File – How to open or convert GADGET files

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .gadget file?
  • Which program can create the .gadget file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .gadget format?
  • What can convert .gadget files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .gadget extension?
.gadget
Windows Sidebar Gadget .gadget file icon

Windows Sidebar Gadget

GADGET file is a Windows Sidebar Gadget. The Windows Sidebar is a lockable panel on the Windows Vista desktop, similar to the Microsoft Windows Taskbar, that is able to host and manage mini-applications known as “gadgets”. A gadget is distributed as a .gadget file – a renamed .zip archive – consisting of a collection of XML, HTML, Microsoft JScript, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files.

Category: Application files

Program name: sidebar.exe

Mime-type: application/octet-stream

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Mar
30

How to Open Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

When Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, they took the opportunity to sweep Internet Explorer under the rug in favor of Edge. The newer browser has a different look and feel, and while Microsoft reports that Edge is faster and more secure, a lot of users still prefer the old, familiar browser they have been using for decades.

If you prefer to use Internet Explorer 11, that’s still an option. In fact, Internet Explorer 11 is actually included with Windows 10 by default, so you don’t even need to install anything extra. You only need to know where to look.

How to Open Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

Edge is the default browser in Windows 10, so if you want to use Internet Explorer 11 instead, you need to locate and open it.

Here’s the easiest way to launch Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10:

  1. Move your mouse to the taskbar

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